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Selma Blair takes Emmy Awards stage with a cane

Selma Blair takes Emmy Awards stage with a cane

The actress, finest recognized for her roles in films reminiscent of “Merciless Intentions,” “Legally Blonde” and “Hellboy,” was recognized with a number of sclerosis in 2018.

LOS ANGELES — On the 74th Primetime Emmys, Selma Blair was tapped to current the ultimate award of the night time, finest drama sequence.

Folks stood because the actress walked out sporting a black-and-gold costume and cane. Blair offered the award to “Succession” who as soon as once more took the title for finest drama.

“Succession” beat out opponents “Higher Name Saul,” “Euphoria,” “Ozark,” “Severance,” “Squid Sport,” “Stranger Issues” and “Yellowjackets.”

The actress and just lately introduced “Dancing With the Stars” contestant has been public about her a number of sclerosis prognosis, elevating consciousness with a 2019 intimate documentary directed by Rachel Fleit and this yr’s memoir, “Imply Child.”  

In August 2021, Blair introduced that she had been in remission from a number of sclerosis on account of present process a stem cell transplant. She underwent hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation which makes use of stem cells derived from bone marrow, peripheral blood or umbilical twine blood.

The actress, finest recognized for her roles in films reminiscent of “Merciless Intentions,” “Legally Blonde” and “Hellboy,” was recognized with the illness in 2018.

Blair mentioned she had been experiencing signs for years earlier than she was formally recognized. 

“I’ve been carrying round some kind of power sickness, both increase or had for a very long time, so it wasn’t a shock to me,” she mentioned on the time. “Simply the identify was a shock.”

In accordance with the Mayo Clinic, a number of sclerosis is an autoimmune illness by which the immune system assaults the protecting myelin sheath that covers nerve fibers. It will probably trigger imaginative and prescient loss, ache, fatigue and impaired coordination. Its trigger is unknown.

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